The eleventh match of the tournament is going to be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The contest is between the table toppers (DC) versus the last-placed team (SRH).
Head to Head
Sunrisers Hyderabad have won 9 matches out of the total 15 matches played so far.
That makes it 60:40 win ratio for SRH against DC.
In the last four meetings between them both, the teams have won 2 matches each.
Top Players in DC & SRH
D Warner: He has uncharacteristically looked out of form so far in the tournament it is high time that he gets going in the IPL. After all, he was the top-scorer in IPL 2019 and being the captain should lead from the front.
B Kumar: Bowled excellently in the first match with an economy rate of 6.25 but was expensive against KKR. SRH will rely on him to repeat his first matches performance.
R Khan: As expected from him he bowled economically versus KKR after his dismal performance in the first match against RCB. He can play a major role in turning fortunes for his team against DC.
M Pandey: He has been amongst the runs but he hasn't taken the bowling attack apart, although he played a decent knock against KKR he needs to do better against DC.
J Bairstow: The best batsman of SRH in the first match of the tournament struggled against KKR and finally got out of the bowling of P Cummins, in this match he will have to face another fiery bowler K Rabada. It will be a good contest between the two solid players.
S Iyer: He has done good as a captain but has found it tough to get going as a player. He needs to improve his strike rate as a batsman to make an impact in the match.
M Stoinis: The MOM of the first match performed didn't get to do much against CSK but his all-round capabilities can come in handy in this match.
R Pant: It looks like he is getting back to form because DC highly depends on his quick scoring ability to attack in the middle overs.
K Rabada: Took four wickets in total versus KXIP; 2 in his first four overs and 2 in the super over. The dangerous Rabada picked up 3 wickets against CSK as well. He is one of those foreign players who has so far consistently delivered for the franchise.
S Dhawan: The former Indian first-choice opener has struggled with form lately but in the previous match looked a bit like his old self. If he gets going DC's batting lineup will look even more dangerous.
Likely Playing 11
Other Players who can make an impact
P Shaw (DC): He was the man of the match against CSK as predicted in the preview of CSKVSDC match he ended up being an impact player. He remains a crucial wicket because if he sticks around he will score quickly.
K Williamson(SRH): The KIWI captain if gets into the side can play a major role in the match and will give stability to the middle order.
M Nabi(SRH): It is going to be tricky to choose between K Williamson and this bowling all-rounder because he performed well in the previous match. Either player can be game-changers on their day.
On Paper and based on form, DC are the favourites in this match but if SRH batman clicks together as a team can cause an upset. I feel DC is too strong to be defeated at this stage unless we see an inspired innings from D Warner, J Bairstow or K Williamson.